10th May 2018

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB), in association with Bank of Ireland, held its 3rd Annual Awards presentation in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, last evening, when it gave recognition to the achievements of students from the 20 Second Level GRETB schools in counties Roscommon and Galway.  

The students who received their award from Roscommon Community College were:

Daniel Arnold for the central role he plays in the school’s musical life

Sean Trundle for the success he brought to the school in the Local Enterprise Competition

Sean Egan for promoting the Irish Language in the school

Larissa Noone for overcoming personal adversity

Natasha Brady in the Open Category for her all round positivity and engagement

A total of 84 Awards were presented in eleven (11) categories including The Sciences, Arts/Culture & Music, Sporting, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Academic, and Healthy Living & Wellbeing

David Leahy, Chief Executive, says that this annual event presented an opportunity for GRETB to recognise and award excellence and achievements of GRETB students under the various categories.  He said he hoped the students would gain inspiration from the public acknowledgement of their excellent achievements and hoped that such would encourage even greater things in the future.  Mr. Leahy added that the Awards Ceremony is one of the annual highlights since the formation of GRETB in June, 2013. 






10th May 2018

The Transition Year students visited the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin last week where they had the chance to sit in on live trials in a number of the different courts. The students had the interesting opportunity to see the struggle of people who had found themselves on the wrong side of the law, as well as the opportunity to see a number of the different professions involved in maintaining law and order in the country. The students finished off the day with a visit to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre and a welcome pit stop at the Liffey Valley food court to fill some hungry stomachs.


10th May 2018

The school would like to congratulate the U18 Girls Buccaneers rugby team which defeated Tuam/Connemara in the Connacht Rugby Shield final on a score line of 54-0. The school were fantastically represented by Chloe Fallon, Lauryn Flaherty and Zara Grehan. All three students played brilliantly with Lauryn Flaherty kicking 5 out of 7 conversions. The school would also like to congratulate the girls on the awards they picked up on awards night. Zara Grehan received U15 Player of the Year, Lauryn Flaherty received U18 player of the year while Chloe Fallon received U15 Most Improved player of the year award. Well done to all three girls on their brilliant performances throughout the year.


Pictured are Connaught Rugby Sheild Champions Zara Grehan, Lauren Flaherty, Chloe Fallon alongside Principal Dr. Frank Chambers


10th May 2018

Well done to Seán Egan, transition year student, who was awarded second place in The Strokestown Poetry School’s Competition last weekend. His poem is entitled “It’s Fragile, Like Glass”

Seán was in attendance with other students from the various secondary schools from around the county and came away with second prize. He represented himself and his school exceptionally well and we are very proud of his creative work.


It was a lovely evening at the award ceremony in The Percy French Hotel as part of the International Poetry Festival.



Pictured is Seán Egan, TY after recieveing 2nd prize in the Strokestown Poetry School's Competition.



10th May 2018

The Transition Year students engaged in a Disability Awareness Workshop last Wednesday and Thursday. This workshop provided the students with a detailed insight into what life is like for people with a variety of different disabilities. Some of the activities from the day included learning how to do sign language, a blind obstacle course and blind football with guides. The students also had the opportunity to spend time in wheelchairs giving them an insight into the difficulties and struggles for people in these lifelong circumstances.


On Tuesday, the Transition Year group travelled to Westport to climb Croagh Patrick. 30 students completed the climb and were able to soak in the wonderful views from the summit. The school would like to commend the Transition Year students for their fantastic efforts throughout the last week with the various activities and excursions. Maith sibh!